Monday, August 3, 2009

The XX Take New York

Today, Fader gave us the new mp3 from England's newest exports The XX. While much is made of their love for soul music, that's not really what we take away from their music. It's more about the languid male/female vocals melodies and the band's ability to play by not playing too much. They hint at dance rhythms, but they are almost too laid back for that. We haven't had a full listen to their debut LP yet, but we're definitely looking forward to it. Comes out on Young Turks/XL October 20th. There are plenty of chances to catch The XX in New York coming up, including a free show at South Street Seaport with School of Seven Bells. See tour dates after the jump.

Aug 07 - New York NY - Mercury Lounge (with Free Energy and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic)
Aug 12 - New York NY - Pianos
Aug 13 - Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg - with Friendly Fires
Aug 14 - New York NY - South Street Seaport (with School of Seven Bells)

1 comment:

Sandi said...

You really need to listen to the rest, like now. It's taken over jj's spot as the new meth. I have it on as I type this and I think this may be the 4th round today. Juuuust saying